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Order, Exteriority and Flat Multiplicities in the Social

Paul Patton

in Deleuze and the Social

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780748620920
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652365 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620920.003.0001
Order, Exteriority and Flat Multiplicities in the Social

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This chapter examines the issues of order, exteriority, and flat multiplicities in the social in relation to the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. It discusses Deleuze and Guattari's suggestion in What is Philosophy? that all thinking is a way of bringing order out of chaos, whether it takes place in the form of art, philosophy or science. It also explains their argument that certain contingent features of social life in ancient Greece provided the conditions under which philosophical thought could emerge and that all philosophy is geophilosophy in the sense that it is marked by certain features of the time and place in which it is carried out.

Keywords: Gilles Deleuze; Félix Guattari; order; exteriority; flat multiplicities; philosophy; thinking; social life; Greece; philosophical thought

Chapter.  7979 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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